Gateway Arch lights blackout for migrating birds

Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 9:12 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS— Migrating birds passing through downtown St. Louis won't be distracted by the Gateway Arch floodlights for a couple of weeks.

The National Park Service has worked out a schedule with the Audubon Society to turn off the monument's floodlights at night to make it easier on migrating birds.

The two-week autumn blackout began Wednesday and runs through Sept. 30.

Lights are also turned off for two weeks during spring migration.


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